Sony has confirmed that its upcoming PlayStation Vita handheld console already has a huge variety of games set to appear for it, even saying that titles are already scheduled to be released up until 2013, although surprises can always appear.
The PlayStation Vita has made its debut in Japan and is getting ready for its global launch next February, so Sony wants to make sure that new customers have lots of games for the device, not to mention ones already made for the likes of the PlayStation Portable, via backwards compatibility, or PlayStation 3, via Remote Play.
According to Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida, the games that will appear for the Vita are already on a road map that goes up to 2013, and includes day-one releases like Uncharted: Golden Abyss, and plenty of other titles, in order to ensure a constant supply of experiences.
"Generally we look three years ahead when we work on games," he said. "We have a fairly firm plan right up to 2013 but, because PS Vita gives us the opportunity to work on smaller titles like Escape Plan and Sound Shapes, I'm certain we will end up working on more games than we even know about at this moment.”
Yoshida admits that, after Sony released the PSP back in 2004-2005, the company quickly tasked its internal studios with working on projects for the PlayStation 3, which appeared in 2006, thus neglecting the portable device.
"In the past we launched PSP and then shifted our attention to PS3 when that came on the horizon, which we now concede was a mistake. So with PS Vita we are working on this huge range titles and planning ahead for a constant supply of excellent games."
Already the Vita is quite well received in its native Japan, even if there are some problems with the new firmware for the device. Still, it’s expected that Sony will resolve these issues until the Vita will be released in the rest of the world in February.